Who IS THE BIGDUMBHICK?
That's me, Jeff Wall. I'm the Bigdumbhick. I'm am acoustic singer/songwriter/storyteller living in Winston-Salem, NC.
"But why Bigdumbhick?"
Because if you do a Google search on Jeff Wall, odds are you will find a Canadian. Either the esteemed photographer Jeff Wall, or the equally esteemed British Columbia based Singer/Songwriter Jeff Wall. Not the bigass, hillbilly, Singer/Songwriter/Storyteller Jeff Wall from North Carolina. But if you do a search for Bigdumbhick, you will probably find me here.
"Ok, But why Bigdumbhick?"
I'm big. My wife says I'm dumb, My kids think I'm a hick. I'm 6'7" and somewhere around 340lbs. I take up a lot of space. I have a Southern accent. When you are this big, and you talk like this, and look like this, people automatically make assumptions, so I decided to have fun with that.
"What kind of music do you play?"
I;m a bigass hillbilly, so I guess you could say that I play bigass hillbilly music. Primarily I am a solo acoustic performer doing my own original tunes along with the occasional cover. I am occasionally accompanied by a bass player or some other stunt picker, but most of the time it is just me. My background is in Bluegrass and Classic Country. When I play covers, my song list is pretty eclectic containing Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Punk, Rock, and even Reggae tunes, but they are going to have a Bluegrass/Country tinge to them, if not a complete reworking.
Some of my songs have what some might consider to be foul language, such as "Get Your Shit and Go" or the "The Fuck-Up Fairy", but please be aware that I'm happy to play a family & kid friendly set/show. Normally I play a mix of originals and covers suitable to the venue and crowd I am playing for. Playing just covers however is not my primary thing. My preference is to be playing my own original songs, telling stories, and interacting with a mature audience who want to actually listen to music and be entertained. If you are just needing some background music or ambiance, I'm willing to do that, but it's gonna cost you.